What are you guys 6.5x47 loads?

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  1. JamesnTN

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    I acquired a 6.5x47 in some trading. The original owner had it loaded at 2700 fps. So I wanted to get to the 2900 node. I found that 41.0 of H4350 with the 130 VLD yielded me with a velocity of 2875 fps and accuracy in 3 different days of testing at 500 yards were 1.4” 1.3” and finally 1.2”
    I honestly feel the 1.2” would had been smaller as I had reworked the trigger and pulled my second shot before I was ready.
    Anyhow just curious as to what you guys are loading at.
     
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  2. TZaun

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    130 Berger VLD @ 2875 with Varget in 28" 8-twist Broughton
    136 EPS @ 2830 with Varget in 28" 8-twist Broughton
     
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  3. Jeff A

    Jeff A Formerly known as BikeEffects Silver $$ Contributor

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    How many shot groups? Which chronograph did you use? Barrel specs??
     
  4. JBT

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    I did not know Broughton made a 8.5 twist?
     
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    You are correct sir. Thanks for catching that.
     
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  6. Beeman

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    I run 42.2 gr of H4350 in my 6.5x47 with 130 Berger hunting. Gives me 2980 fps out of a 8 twist 26” Broughton. No pressure in my rifle. Work up to this.
     
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  7. hogpatrol

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    Forget the load but I used RL17 with the 130 VLDs in a #3 Brux. For a hunting gun the accuracy is good to 700 yds.
    IIRC, MV was 2900 or 2950.
     
  8. Clancy

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    130 Berger Hybrid, CCI 450, Varget, 2845 from a 22”.
     
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  9. Gb300wm

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    I’m running a berger 140 hyb in a 30” open rifle with 40.0 grains H4350 and it yielding 2800 fps with a 5 fps extreme spread. It’s a shooter...
     
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    130 Berger Hyb
    41.5gr H4350
    CCI 450

    140 Berger Hyb
    40.8gr H4350
    CCI 450
     
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  11. JamesnTN

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    Just 4 shots. I don’t have many of the VLD hunters so I’m trying to be stingy.
    Barrel is right at 26.5” 8 Twist Krieger
     
  12. boltfluter

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    130 Berger VLD Hunting, ccI-450, Varget, a match made in heaven. Coyotes are not very happy with this load. Lol. :D:D

    Paul
     
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  13. North Fork

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    Try the 140gr Berger elite hunter if you can fine them
     
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  14. mr.big

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    I shot the 135 BIBs and 40.5 H4350 in the heat/mirage today at 600 and man the target was bouncing something fierce ,,,,I am liking how this bbl/load is shooting so far..
     
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  15. Yote Hunter

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    39.0 gr Varget, 130 Berger VLD Hunting, CCI 450 @ 3010 FPS. 4 groove 26” Krieger 8.5 twist. Sub 1/4 MOA at 600 yards and 800 yards back to back groups.
     
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  16. Beeman

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    Yote. that’s got that bullet moving out of a 26” barrel. Nice! Maybe I should try some Varget in my light hunting 6.5x47. Currently shooting 130 Accubond with H4350 at 2900 fps. Out of a 25” Benchmark.
     
  17. Yote Hunter

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    Yes it does with exceptional accuracy and no signs of excessive pressure in my barrel. It was throated for the 140 gr Berger Hybrid which may help but a friend of mine had a 26” Krieger 4 groove 8 twist #5 contour rifle done by another smith with a different reamer with the same Stiller TAC 30 action and found this same load mirrors pretty much identical velocities with very similar accuracy. Last winter I shot a coyote off of a roadkill deer bait set at 740 yards with night vision in complete darkness with this load. Dropped him with my first shot attempt. Hits hard and very accurate.
     
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  18. Geno C

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    I have one for my son that shoots 120 amax at 2910 out of a 23" barrel. 39.7gr of Varget if memory serves me. It is a short freebore reamer; .080" I want to say. Boy is 11 and 90lbs so a little reduced recoil was the idea.
     
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  19. mr.big

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    the 6.5X47 with 135 BIBs and 40.8 H4350 is good enough for me
     
  20. boltfluter

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    Yote,

    That's some great shooting on your part. That's a long poke day or night. Nicely done.:D:D:cool:

    Paul
     

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